There’s no tinsel in sight, and we’re ready for a Festivus miracle. During Festivus, the pole is displayed unadorned in front of your front yard or inside the home. Festivus is a secular holiday celebrated on December 23 as an alternative to the pressures and commercialism of the Christmas season. The Leafs Nation Festivus Airing of Grievances December 23, 2020, 11:00 AM | Jon Steitzer It’s a very special day for those of us who cling to holidays created by ’90s sitcoms. You know how to take the reservation, you just don’t know how to hold the reservation. arrows on grocery aisles, makes NO SENSE. Remember – Frank “find[s] tinsel distracting.” “The “Airing of Grievances.” Talk about a very 2020 thing to do. With the coronavirus pandemic in full swing in 2020 — not to mention the loss of Stiller himself, who died in May at 92 years old — the concept of looking back on a disappointing year is not so foreign this time around. Even though I had insurance it cost me over $5k out of pocket. Airing of Grievances . only that … the murder hornets … did not do much damage. The head … It’s a Festivus for the rest of us! Terms of Use THE AIRING OF GRIEVANCES: After the Festivus dinner is served (meat loaf is recommended), “the airing of grievances” takes place. no way do I care about arrows on the floor. Festivus is characterized as being a holiday “for the rest of us,” and exists in contrast to the commercialism of Christmas. We've received your submission. In honor of Festivus on December 23, we’ve once again gathered a list of 2020 TV grievances to air as well as feats of strength and Festivus miracles. When someone loses an election they should accept the will of the people. “My loudmouth brother opens his yap about it at a party where the producers of ‘Seinfeld’ were, and they get interested,” the younger Dan O’Keefe explained in a 2017 interview, adding that the outlandish observance was “something that brought my family together in a shared hatred.” He told the producers he thought it was “actually just kind of horrifying” and “too weird,” but Seinfeld himself was intrigued, so O’Keefe allowed them to use it in the show. I’ll update this list. The faux festival also features a “feats of strength” wrestling match between father and son. I want a refund!! “It’s also incredibly fun to say. Sitemap The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. Someone wins and someone loses. And to make matters worse, they closed all the movie theaters while movies are now streaming such as Onward, Trolls World Tour, and the Croods a New Age. I’ve got a problem with Chinese wet markets. The fictitious holiday first came to light on the sitcom “Seinfeld,” in the Dec. 18, 1997, final-season episode titled “The Strike.”. This story has been shared 482,562 times. In fact, it’s almost fitting. Festivus is here. Perhaps most poignant, Festivus tradition also calls for a special ceremony known as the "airing of grievances," where you get to tell the people in your life how they disappointed you. My aluminum pole, with its high strength-to-weight … Festivus is a lot more high-brow … That special holiday you’ve been waiting for the last 364 days. My mother-in-law (February) Today marks the holiday of Festivus. 287,661, This story has been shared 149,252 times. I got a problem with Seinfeld being off the air for 32 years and now you are all going to hear about it!!! There were layoffs at the beginning of the year in my office where people were walked out. This story has been shared 149,252 times. To Air a What exactly is Festivus? cardboard cutouts at games and crowd noise piped in. The horrendous holiday, a statement against crass commercialization, includes forgoing a Christmas tree for an “unadorned aluminum pole” — which is decoration-free “mainly because tinsel is too distracting,” explains Frank — and an “airing of grievances” around the dinner table about how others disappointed you over the past year. And tweeted that the definition for “kvetch” is “to complain, especially chronically,” much like George’s father does in the episode. Feh. COVID-19, lockdowns, job losses, masks, no toilet paper, murder hornets, social injustice and unrest, the Presidential election–the list goes on!! After all, it is still 2020. Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Roseanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian … Feh. #HappyFestivus It’s beginning to look a lot like Festivus. For those of you familiar with the classic Seinfeld episode, we’ve decided to bring back our airing of the grievances that … I will have a lot of problems with a lot of people. (O’Keefe even wrote a 2005 book about it, titled “The Real Festivus.”), And just how popular is Festivus more than two decades after the “Seinfeld” episode? Copyright © 2021 The Festivus Blog. The Story of Festivus But in our estimation the most important part of celebrating Festivus is the sacred Airing of Grievances. gag. COVID-19 hit and I was given new accounts, but could not visit any of them. The airing of grievances takes place immediately after the Festivus dinner has been served. “Until you pin me, George, Festivus is not over!” Frank announces to his scarred-for-life offspring in the episode of Jerry Seinfeld’s Emmy-winning series. Tickling my nasopharynx to find out if I have COVID-19! 149,252, © 2021 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved It’s finally here. If you’re not familiar with Festivus, this video is a good primer and 3 weeks ago All my fellow Seinfeld fans out there know that Frank Costanza was one of the show’s best characters. The list was almost too long, as user @DuaneBonifer pointed out: “I might need an extra day this year to air all of my grievances.”, This will be the first #Festivus without our chief grievance officer #JerryStiller. The Academy to recognize Tyler Perry during 2021 Oscars, Liv Tyler reunites with kids after testing positive for COVID-19 on NYE, ‘Saved by the Bell’ star Dustin Diamond gets a get well card Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Check our the grievances below, or read the article 2020: One-Hundred Festivus Grievances. That is what it is all about. Be Gone and Good Riddance, all the phrases that have accompanied the pandemic but ESPECIALLY “mask up”. Festivus sweaters — to be worn at your annual Festivus party — are available on Amazon and elsewhere.